Brazil Drought Forces Two-Month Closure Of Gold Mine


Latin America-focused Leagold on Wednesday announced a two-month shutdown of its RDM mine, in Brazil, citing continued regional drought conditions. This year, RDM remained operational until early October as the processing plant benefitted from the water dam and pipeline that became operational in the second quarter of 2017, but CEO Neil Woodyer said that insufficient water volumes were available to continue processing operations. The mine will be restarted in early December, which aligns with the commissioning of the grid powerline in December.